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ERIC Number: EJ1098183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Learning World Culture or Changing It? Human Rights Education and the Police in India
Wahl, Rachel
Comparative Education Review, v60 n2 p293-310 May 2016
This article examines how local law enforcers in India respond to NGO efforts to disseminate world culture through human rights education. Law enforcement officers do not merely decouple from human rights discourse by superficially endorsing it. They also go further than infusing rights with local meaning. Officers use the language and logic of human rights to explicitly contest the validity of core rights protections. This reveals how local state agents can resist world culture by using its script to argue against its principles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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